The below is not a sponsored post. No compensation was involved. I simply adore my Kangoo Jumps.
And I can’t help it.
If I love you–I talk about you.
age grow up many things have changed.
I’m forced to be more responsible.
I’m compelled to get serious about my (finger quotes) career path (unFQ).
I’m (sometimes an accidental) role model for a little human.
Life is far more adult’y than I’d anticipated in the heyday of my youth.
youth. heyday facet is debatable.
As a result, this grown-up valiantly resists structure where she can.
The time may come when I surrender and join a gym for traditional thrice weekly workouts—but for now buck routine and use my fitness time as opportunity to play.
When I shared the Child and I were spending her day off jumping (it rocked) many of you asked what the heck was on my feet.
Here are the details.
They’re called Kangoo Jumps (<—-not an affiliate link) and initially I was terrified of them. And intrigued.
I feared Id injure myself (hello no longer 25!).
I was afraid they’d go unused and I’d add to the house’s clutter.
I was fascinated by the clear fun-factor.
I wanted to know if, unlike unicycling, I could master.
Close to two years later I remain pretty territrigued.
The photo below is my face each time I lock my feet in the boots and ready to run ’em on the road
I’m a little afraid (will I break a hip?!) I’m really excited (tiny trampolines on my feets!) I’m inexplicably straining at the neck(?).
Next I laugh.
Every single time.
I’m aware how silly I look.
I am privy to the be careful! don’t break a hip! are you too old for this?! thoughts which BOINGING around my brain.
Kangoo Jumps make me laugh.
Loudly. (And apparently with my mouth open. Thank you nine year old photographer)
After the laughter dissipates I pause to visualize myself as a badass hardcore K–Jumper.
I’m ready to do this thing!
I can’t remember why I ever removed the Kangoo Jumps from my feet!
The rest of my jump time looks a lot like this.
Leaping down street.
Jumping on driveway.
Kangoo’ing around the house while the Child roller skates beside me (<—please to NOT to tell the husband that one. There have to be *some* perks to being a grown-up, right?).
I’ll wrap up this non-review review by saying I cannot recommend these highly enough.
If they’re a match for the way you, too, approach fitness—then you’ll adore them.
If reading this prompts you to think HELL! NO!–then they most certainly would gather dust in your garage.
If you’re a fan of moving meditation, odd fitness contraptions, and the very slightest element of risk— then you’ll love.
Angela @ Happy Fit Mama saysOctober 28, 2015 at 4:41 am
I’m equally Terriqued! Those look like a ton of fun but I also see flashes of full body cast written all over them. Hmmm….
Eva saysOctober 28, 2015 at 5:41 am
I want those!!!!!!
Allie saysOctober 28, 2015 at 5:53 am
I’m thinking my runs would go a lot quicker! Also terrified my boys would get a hold of them!! What fun!!
Maureen saysOctober 28, 2015 at 7:39 am
These look like so much fun! I can imagine my dogs going crazy if I were to jump all around the house and backyard!
Ruth saysOctober 28, 2015 at 8:16 am
Those look like so much fun, but I think the terror beats out the fun factor for me. Ugh, I feel so sad at that. I have one knee that has had too many surgeries and no ACL in it anymore, so I do seem to give into the caution side more often now.
But on the other hand, just seeing the absolute joy your face holds gives me at least some sense of the fun they can be.
Sagan saysOctober 28, 2015 at 8:25 am
This prompts me to ask WHERE IS YOUR HELMET MISSY?!
(But seriously. Looks like so much fun and I would be ALL over trying it out! With a helmet. :))
Meal Prep saysOctober 28, 2015 at 8:26 am
Those look like a lot of fun. My son would love seeing me in those!!!
Katy Kozee saysOctober 28, 2015 at 8:47 am
I have to have these! They look so fun!
Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine saysOctober 28, 2015 at 9:54 am
Hahaha, I was even scared of those things as a kid!
Gianna @ Run, Lift, Repeat saysOctober 28, 2015 at 10:42 am
I love bouncey things and would love to try these…minus definitely terrified in my older age that I would hurt myself. I had a pogo stick growing up and also that pogo ball thingy, so bouncing around is up my alley!
AdjustedReality saysOctober 28, 2015 at 11:32 am
How stable do they feel? I am intrigued, but I also don’t want to break an ankle and forfeit hundreds of dollars of race registrations. 🙂
They look SUPER fun!
Stacey saysOctober 28, 2015 at 11:38 am
These look so fun! I think my boys would love them.
Geosomin saysOctober 28, 2015 at 11:45 am
Those look like waaaaay too much fun 🙂
michelle saysOctober 28, 2015 at 12:16 pm
I would SO TRY THIS…it looks so fun. I would kill myself..but I would die with a smile.
messymimi saysOctober 28, 2015 at 12:19 pm
Those look like a blast! Now i’m going to go looking for them and put them on a wish list.
Fancy Nancy saysOctober 28, 2015 at 12:24 pm
Those look awesome!!! I’m sure I would be nervous but yes laughing a lot!!
Karen saysOctober 28, 2015 at 3:38 pm
LOVE! Oh hell yes! I am running out to get some! I love moving my body and I love laughing! Thanks for sharing Carla!
AutumnPTW saysOctober 28, 2015 at 6:59 pm
Oh, its official. You are a braver woman than me. Those are super tempting but in a super scary way! I will try anything once for fun, but actually buying them….prob not… owning them is the scary part!!! 😛
cheryl saysOctober 28, 2015 at 7:43 pm
Is that standing bicycle thing gathering dust in your garage?
I’d rather do burpees…..they look dangerous as hell.
GiGi Eats saysOctober 28, 2015 at 10:13 pm
OMG I HAVEN”T seen these in the LONGEST TIME! They are beyond epic though, I must get my feet into a pair – ASAP!
Jen saysOctober 29, 2015 at 8:50 am
Seriously – I LOVE the trampoline…so I think I would love these! Looks like fun!
Jess @hellotofit saysOctober 29, 2015 at 9:11 am
These look WILD! And FUN! Makes ya feel like a kid again, right?!
Wendy@Taking the Long Way Home saysOctober 29, 2015 at 12:25 pm
That looks so fun! Heck, I still hop on the pogo stick now and then….
Christine @ Love, Life, Surf saysOctober 29, 2015 at 8:45 pm
ohmygosh the expression on your face is amazing and beautiful.
Coco saysOctober 30, 2015 at 7:34 am
Too much fun!
Rena McDaniel saysOctober 31, 2015 at 11:19 am
I love them! It looks like so much fun and if you can’t make exercise fun why do it!
Rhonda saysNovember 15, 2015 at 10:28 pm
Must be super fun.
I’ll try it someday.